Hello and welcome to The Daring Cardmakers blog!
We are a team of card-makers from the UK, mainland Europe and India who'll try to inspire and encourage you to make some wonderful cards.
Every Friday at about 10am UK time, one of our design team will post a new dare/challenge, along with our creations to get you inspired.
So go on, give it a try - we dare you!
Leave us a comment with a link to your card so that we can view your lovely creations too!
A big thank you to everyone who played along last week for Leo's dare called Lets Go Geometric.
Its Dawn here with this weeks challenge and I have called it:
Tear It Up
I would like to see something torn on your creations. So lets get ripping up those background papers, toppers, die cuts etc... and leave the scissors alone. A simple challenge or so I thought. I found it so hard to rip my precious designer papers. I am so glad there were a few of each design to play with.
First though we'd like to say thank you for joining in with our Inspiration Picture Challenge last week.
It was a fun picture to work with, we hope you enjoyed it.
This time its Sharon
setting the theme: Mirror, Mirror
At this time of year, with Winter dragging on (well, in the northern hemisphere anyway1) we really need a bit of something shiny to brighten the days, So,I simply want to see something reflective on your card!
It could be foiling, shiny stickers, miri card, or even mirrored tiles.
Thanks to all of you who shared their ideas and creations about what you'd like more of for the (almost) new year. We saw some great cards and some very interesting and inspiring wish-lists. We have sad and happy news to share this week. We are sad to say that Purvi is leaving us as work and family commitments are getting in the way of crafting time, but you never know, she may be back..... The good news is that having spent a few weeks with us Shabneez is now joining our permanent DT member, so we will see more of her fab cards. This week we are very happy to welcome a new Guest Designer, Ruth Cunliffeaka Tip Top Toppers has been a friend of The Daring Cardmakers for a long time and its lovely to be able to show her cards on our blog for a few weeks
Talking of almost new... it's the first Friday of February already, so time for a brand new Elemental Inspiration challenge... All you need to do is choose at least THREE elements from the photo and use them on your own creation (colours only count as ONE element).
If you still don't quite know where to start... here's some inspiration by the DT members for you: